About this route:

A direct, nonstop flight between Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (GDQ), Gondar, Ethiopia and Arutua Airport (AXR), Arutua, Tuamotus, French Polynesia would travel a Great Circle distance of 12,106 miles (or 19,483 kilometers).

A Great Circle is the shortest distance between 2 points on a sphere. Because most world maps are flat (but the Earth is round), the route of the shortest distance between 2 points on the Earth will often appear curved when viewed on a flat map, especially for long distances. If you were to simply draw a straight line on a flat map and measure a very long distance, it would likely be much further than if you were to lay a string between those two points on a globe. Because of the large distance between Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport and Arutua Airport, the route shown on this map most likely appears curved because of this reason.

Try it at home! Get a globe and tightly lay a string between Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport and Arutua Airport. You'll see that it will travel the same route of the red line on this map!

The distance between GDQ and AXR makes them almost exactly antipodal (the exact opposite side of the world) to each other. Nonstop flights between Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport and Arutua Airport would be very impractical for the airlines, because only a lightly loaded Boeing 777-200LR would be able to make the trip. Since airlines need to be able to take as many people and cargo as possible in order to make a profit, the odds of ever seeing a nonstop flight between GDQ and AXR are slim to none. However, you'll still be able to get from Gondar, Ethiopia and Arutua, Tuamotus, French Polynesia by taking some connecting flights!

Did you know that one full circling of the Earth (measuring from the equator) is about 24,901.5 miles (or 40,075 kilometers), which means if you were 12,450 miles from any given point on the planet, the distance back to your starting point would be about the same -- in any direction! The same can be said for a nonstop flight between GDQ and AXR!

Departure Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: GDQ / HAGN
Airport Names:
  1. Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport
  2. የጎንደር ዓፄ ቴዎድሮስ የአየር ማረፊያ
Location: Gondar, Ethiopia
GPS Coordinates: 12°31'10"N by 37°26'2"E
Area Served: Gondar, Ethiopia
Operator/Owner: Ethiopian Airports Enterprise
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 6542 feet (1,994 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Arrival Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AXR / NTGU
Airport Name: Arutua Airport
Location: Arutua, Tuamotus, French Polynesia
GPS Coordinates: 15°14'47"S by 146°37'13"W
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Facts about Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (GDQ):

  • The airport is named after the Emperor of Ethiopia Tewodros.
  • In addition to being known as "Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport", another name for GDQ is "የጎንደር ዓፄ ቴዎድሮስ የአየር ማረፊያ".
  • Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (GDQ) currently has only 1 runway.
  • The furthest airport from Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (GDQ) is Raroia Airport (RRR), which is nearly antipodal to Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (meaning Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Raroia Airport), and is located 12,193 miles (19,623 kilometers) away in Raroia, French Polynesia.
  • The closest airport to Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport (GDQ) is Debre Tabor Airport (DBT), which is located 59 miles (94 kilometers) SE of GDQ.
  • Because of Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport's high elevation of 6,542 feet, planes must typically fly at a faster airspeed in order to takeoff or land at GDQ. Combined with a high temperature, this could make GDQ a "Hot & High" airport, where the air density is lower than it would otherwise be at sea level.
  • Gondar airport resides at an elevation of 1,994 metres above mean sea level.

Facts about Arutua Airport (AXR):

  • The closest airport to Arutua Airport (AXR) is Apataki Airport (APK), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) SSE of AXR.
  • The furthest airport from Arutua Airport (AXR) is Khartoum International Airport (KRT), which is nearly antipodal to Arutua Airport (meaning Arutua Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Khartoum International Airport), and is located 12,377 miles (19,919 kilometers) away in Khartoum, Sudan.

Map of Nearest Airports to Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
158.58 miles (94.27 km) SEDebre Tabor Airport (DBT)Debre Tabor, EthiopiaView Debre Tabor Airport on a map Set DBT as origin Airport Set DBT as destination Airport Get more information about Debre Tabor Airport
297.88 miles (157.51 km) NNWHumera Airport (HUE)Humera, EthiopiaView Humera Airport on a map Set HUE as origin Airport Set HUE as destination Airport Get more information about Humera Airport
3111.70 miles (179.77 km) ESELalibela Airport (LLI)Lalibela, EthiopiaView Lalibela Airport on a map Set LLI as origin Airport Set LLI as destination Airport Get more information about Lalibela Airport
4143.63 miles (231.14 km) NEAxum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport (AXU)Axum, EthiopiaView Axum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport on a map Set AXU as origin Airport Set AXU as destination Airport Get more information about Axum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport
5152.37 miles (245.21 km) SEMekane Selam Airport (MKS)Mekane Selam, EthiopiaView Mekane Selam Airport on a map Set MKS as origin Airport Set MKS as destination Airport Get more information about Mekane Selam Airport
6155.77 miles (250.68 km) ENEAlula Aba Nega Airport (MQX)Mekelle, Tigray, EthiopiaView Alula Aba Nega Airport on a map Set MQX as origin Airport Set MQX as destination Airport Get more information about Alula Aba Nega Airport
7159.65 miles (256.92 km) WGalegu Airport (DNX)Dinder, SudanView Galegu Airport on a map Set DNX as origin Airport Set DNX as destination Airport Get more information about Galegu Airport
8183.26 miles (294.93 km) ESECombolcha Airport (DSE)Dessie / Kombolcha, EthiopiaView Combolcha Airport on a map Set DSE as origin Airport Set DSE as destination Airport Get more information about Combolcha Airport
9196.27 miles (315.87 km) NNWKhashm El Girba Airport (GBU)Khashm El Girba, SudanView Khashm El Girba Airport on a map Set GBU as origin Airport Set GBU as destination Airport Get more information about Khashm El Girba Airport
10211.53 miles (340.42 km) NNWKassala Airport (KSL)Kassala, SudanView Kassala Airport on a map Set KSL as origin Airport Set KSL as destination Airport Get more information about Kassala Airport
11215.62 miles (347.01 km) NNEAsmara International Airport (ASM)Asmara, EritreaView Asmara International Airport on a map Set ASM as origin Airport Set ASM as destination Airport Get more information about Asmara International Airport
12254.11 miles (408.95 km) NNEMassawa International Airport (MSW)Massawa, EritreaView Massawa International Airport on a map Set MSW as origin Airport Set MSW as destination Airport Get more information about Massawa International Airport
13259.04 miles (416.88 km) SWAsosa Airport (ASO)Asosa, EthiopiaView Asosa Airport on a map Set ASO as origin Airport Set ASO as destination Airport Get more information about Asosa Airport
14261.69 miles (421.14 km) SSEAddis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)Addis Ababa, EthiopiaView Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on a map Set ADD as origin Airport Set ADD as destination Airport Get more information about Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
15292.89 miles (471.36 km) SWBeica Airport (BEI)Beica, EthiopiaView Beica Airport on a map Set BEI as origin Airport Set BEI as destination Airport Get more information about Beica Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,193.02 miles (19,622.71 km) SRaroia Airport (RRR)Raroia, French PolynesiaView Raroia Airport on a map Set RRR as origin Airport Set RRR as destination Airport Get more information about Raroia Airport
212,182.56 miles (19,605.88 km) SSWFangatau Airport (FGU)Fangatau, French PolynesiaView Fangatau Airport on a map Set FGU as origin Airport Set FGU as destination Airport Get more information about Fangatau Airport
312,166.61 miles (19,580.21 km) ESEManihi Airport (XMH)Manihi, French PolynesiaView Manihi Airport on a map Set XMH as origin Airport Set XMH as destination Airport Get more information about Manihi Airport
412,155.95 miles (19,563.05 km) ESEAhe Airport (AHE)Ahe, French PolynesiaView Ahe Airport on a map Set AHE as origin Airport Set AHE as destination Airport Get more information about Ahe Airport
512,146.44 miles (19,547.75 km) SSEMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map Set MKP as origin Airport Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport
612,129.99 miles (19,521.27 km) SWAtuona Airport (AUQ)Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French PolynesiaView Atuona Airport on a map Set AUQ as origin Airport Set AUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Atuona Airport
712,116.72 miles (19,499.93 km) SEFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map Set FAV as origin Airport Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport
812,106.01 miles (19,482.68 km) SEArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map Set AXR as origin Airport Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport
912,103.64 miles (19,478.88 km) SEApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as origin Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
1012,049.52 miles (19,391.77 km) SSEAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as origin Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
1112,038.10 miles (19,373.39 km) SSWHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map Set HOI as origin Airport Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport
1211,993.51 miles (19,301.64 km) ESEMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as origin Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
1311,905.79 miles (19,160.47 km) SSWNukutavake Airport (NUK)Nukutavake, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Nukutavake Airport on a map Set NUK as origin Airport Set NUK as destination Airport Get more information about Nukutavake Airport
1411,892.98 miles (19,139.85 km) SWPukarua Airport (PUK)Pukarua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Pukarua Airport on a map Set PUK as origin Airport Set PUK as destination Airport Get more information about Pukarua Airport
1511,852.05 miles (19,073.98 km) SEFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as origin Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport

Map of Nearest Airports to Arutua Airport:

List of Nearest Airports to Arutua Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
126.40 miles (42.48 km) SSEApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as destination Airport Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
261.53 miles (99.02 km) NNEAhe Airport (AHE)Ahe, French PolynesiaView Ahe Airport on a map Set AHE as destination Airport Set AHE as destination Airport Get more information about Ahe Airport
366.86 miles (107.60 km) NNEManihi Airport (XMH)Manihi, French PolynesiaView Manihi Airport on a map Set XMH as destination Airport Set XMH as destination Airport Get more information about Manihi Airport
484.99 miles (136.77 km) SEFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map Set FAV as destination Airport Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport
5141.91 miles (228.38 km) WMataiva Airport (MVT)Mataiva, French PolynesiaView Mataiva Airport on a map Set MVT as destination Airport Set MVT as destination Airport Get more information about Mataiva Airport
6162.79 miles (261.99 km) SSEAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as destination Airport Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
7217.76 miles (350.45 km) ESEMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map Set MKP as destination Airport Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport
8254.52 miles (409.60 km) SWFa'a'ā International Airport (PPT)Papeete, Tahiti, French PolynesiaView Fa'a'ā International Airport on a map Set PPT as destination Airport Set PPT as destination Airport Get more information about Fa'a'ā International Airport
9259.61 miles (417.79 km) SWMoorea Airport (MOZ)Moorea, Windward Islands, French PolynesiaView Moorea Airport on a map Set MOZ as destination Airport Set MOZ as destination Airport Get more information about Moorea Airport
10281.16 miles (452.48 km) ESERaroia Airport (RRR)Raroia, French PolynesiaView Raroia Airport on a map Set RRR as destination Airport Set RRR as destination Airport Get more information about Raroia Airport
11308.84 miles (497.04 km) WSWHuahine – Fare Airport (HUH)Huahine, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Huahine – Fare Airport on a map Set HUH as destination Airport Set HUH as destination Airport Get more information about Huahine – Fare Airport
12351.00 miles (564.88 km) WSWBora Bora Airport (BOB)Bora Bora, French PolynesiaView Bora Bora Airport on a map Set BOB as destination Airport Set BOB as destination Airport Get more information about Bora Bora Airport
13382.54 miles (615.64 km) WSWMaupiti Airport (MAU)Maupiti, Leeward Islands, French PolynesiaView Maupiti Airport on a map Set MAU as destination Airport Set MAU as destination Airport Get more information about Maupiti Airport
14383.70 miles (617.51 km) EFangatau Airport (FGU)Fangatau, French PolynesiaView Fangatau Airport on a map Set FGU as destination Airport Set FGU as destination Airport Get more information about Fangatau Airport
15423.35 miles (681.31 km) ESEHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map Set HOI as destination Airport Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Arutua Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Arutua Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,376.86 miles (19,918.57 km) ENEKhartoum International Airport (KRT)Khartoum, SudanView Khartoum International Airport on a map Set KRT as destination Airport Set KRT as destination Airport Get more information about Khartoum International Airport
212,268.66 miles (19,744.45 km) WKhashm El Girba Airport (GBU)Khashm El Girba, SudanView Khashm El Girba Airport on a map Set GBU as destination Airport Set GBU as destination Airport Get more information about Khashm El Girba Airport
312,260.78 miles (19,731.77 km) NNWAtbara Airport (ATB)Atbara, SudanView Atbara Airport on a map Set ATB as destination Airport Set ATB as destination Airport Get more information about Atbara Airport
412,240.05 miles (19,698.40 km) WKassala Airport (KSL)Kassala, SudanView Kassala Airport on a map Set KSL as destination Airport Set KSL as destination Airport Get more information about Kassala Airport
512,217.82 miles (19,662.62 km) NNWGalegu Airport (DNX)Dinder, SudanView Galegu Airport on a map Set DNX as destination Airport Set DNX as destination Airport Get more information about Galegu Airport
612,192.97 miles (19,622.63 km) NNEMerowe Airport (MWE)Merowe, SudanView Merowe Airport on a map Set MWE as destination Airport Set MWE as destination Airport Get more information about Merowe Airport
712,186.70 miles (19,612.55 km) NEEl Debba Airport (EDB)El Debba (Al Dabbah), SudanView El Debba Airport on a map Set EDB as destination Airport Set EDB as destination Airport Get more information about El Debba Airport
812,185.03 miles (19,609.86 km) NEAd-Dabbah Airport (AAD)Al Dabbah, SudanView Ad-Dabbah Airport on a map Set AAD as destination Airport Set AAD as destination Airport Get more information about Ad-Dabbah Airport
912,182.98 miles (19,606.55 km) WNWHumera Airport (HUE)Humera, EthiopiaView Humera Airport on a map Set HUE as destination Airport Set HUE as destination Airport Get more information about Humera Airport
1012,181.16 miles (19,603.62 km) NEEl Obeid Airport (EBD)El Obeid, SudanView El Obeid Airport on a map Set EBD as destination Airport Set EBD as destination Airport Get more information about El Obeid Airport
1112,106.01 miles (19,482.68 km) NWGondar Atse Tewodros Airport (GDQ)Gondar, EthiopiaView Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport on a map Set GDQ as destination Airport Set GDQ as destination Airport Get more information about Gondar Atse Tewodros Airport
1212,103.98 miles (19,479.43 km) NEDongola Airport (DOG)Dongola, SudanView Dongola Airport on a map Set DOG as destination Airport Set DOG as destination Airport Get more information about Dongola Airport
1312,068.13 miles (19,421.73 km) WAsmara International Airport (ASM)Asmara, EritreaView Asmara International Airport on a map Set ASM as destination Airport Set ASM as destination Airport Get more information about Asmara International Airport
1412,068.09 miles (19,421.67 km) WNWAxum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport (AXU)Axum, EthiopiaView Axum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport on a map Set AXU as destination Airport Set AXU as destination Airport Get more information about Axum Emperor Yohannes IV Airport
1512,066.54 miles (19,419.16 km) NNWAsosa Airport (ASO)Asosa, EthiopiaView Asosa Airport on a map Set ASO as destination Airport Set ASO as destination Airport Get more information about Asosa Airport